Monday, June 9, 2008

Little Green Fingers

We have spent the last so many weeks tidying up the overgrown acres of our new home. Its been a lot of graft, digging, weeding and planting.

We now have a huge vegetable plot, which has numerous types of things growing, we have a beds containing, Herbs, onions, beans, salad leafs, potatoes, pumpkins, strawberries and another that contains a whole variety of crops.

A Green house that resembles the little shop of horrors.

We have had our first produce, Mushrooms which are growing in abundance in a box under the sink. (I have a great Mushroom soup recipe)
We are now at a point where the garden just needs general maintenance and continued seeding of plants to ensure continuous supply of vegetables.

Yesterday for the first time since moving in we were able to sit relax and enjoy the evening sun without worrying that there was work to be done in the garden.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wales and Winkworth

Bank holiday weekend, unfortunately the weather didn't come through, and we ended up postponing our Snowdon plans due to high winds. We still headed to Wales,

and were joined by a few friends for three days kayaking on the Tryweryn and even found time to hike in the rain and wind. It did stay fairly dry whilst we were on the river though.

Andy and Kev showed us how to maximise enjoyment on the Tryweryn, I've never caught as many eddies in a short river.

Between kayaking, we found time to climb a nearby hill, well most of us anyway, before retiring to the local pub to dry out.

Last weekend, we headed down south to meet up with Simons siblings and cousins, plus assorted small children, many of which we'd never met. We had a lovely picnic at Winkworth Arboretum, a National Trust property

followed by a BBQ at Owen's house. Propane beats charcoal any day!!